Arsenal tipped to miss out on Monaco midfielder Lemar

Arsenal have been relatively quiet in the transfer market over the last few weeks.

The Gunners made a statement by bringing in Sead Kolasinac and smashing their club-record fee to land Alexandre Lacazette for a reported £52m early in the window.

Transfer activity has since slowed down at the Emirates, with suggestions that the club are trying to offload their fringe players in order to make room for new arrivals.

Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar is one of those players who Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen to sign.

A report in the Daily Mail last month claimed that the North London outfit want to sell some of their unwanted stars in order to fund a move for Lemar.

The 21-year-old’s club are said to be reluctant to strike a deal given that they have already sold Bernardo Silva, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Benjamin Mendy.

It seems more and more likely that Lemar will not be arriving at the Emirates within the next two weeks, and the bookies seem to agree, with Sky Bet offering 8/13 on the midfielder staying put.

Arsenal rarely match the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United in spending vast amounts of money on a handful of players.

However, their capture of Lacazette suggested that the Gunners were ready to loosen the purse strings.

As it stands, though, the club look no closer to bringing in a new face before the transfer deadline.